Police: 3 dead, 2 injured in early morning shooting at Kansas City bar

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) — A security guard was killed in a shooting at a Kansas City bar early Sunday morning that injured two others, including one seriously, family members said.

Police have yet to identify the victim and did not provide many details on Sunday about what led to the shooting just before the Climax Lounge closed at 1:30 am. And no one answered the phone at the bar that was supposed to open on Sunday afternoon.

Prime Minister Honisthai told the Kansas City Star that his stepfather, Jason McConnell, 41, was shot dead while working as a security guard at the entrance of the bar. After she rushed to the bar, the prime minister said people in the crowd told her the shooting had happened just as a local rapper was leaving from performing at the club.

The rapper, who goes by the name Natty Still Gasin, posted a live video from the club on his Facebook page early the night before the shooting.

Kansas City Police said officers arrived at the bar, found the five victims, and began medical assistance.

Two of the victims were found dead at the scene, one inside a bar and another outside a building in Kansas City, Missouri, police said. A third victim died in hospital. Details of the circumstances leading up to the shooting were not immediately available, nor was it immediately clear where the victim was when the shooting took place.

Police said the victims were all adults, but their ages and identities were not immediately available.

The prime minister told the newspaper that McConnell was well known within the club because he was friendly and easy to talk to. He also worked at a diner in the area and ran a radio communications store, she said.

The prime minister said Mr McConnell had encouraged her to stay away from violence, with whom she often fought as a child, and he was “good and kind and always tried to steer us in the right direction”. said.

She said McConnell was a sneaker fanatic who probably owned more than 100 pairs of shoes and had a 15-year-old son. The prime minister said he spent the night curled up in bed with her mother after she got the news and returned from the climax.

Hours after the incident, flowers and a small memorial with the names of the victims written in chalk appeared on the sidewalk outside the bar.

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